MariaDB 10.0 is the development version of MariaDB. It is built on the MariaDB 5.5 series with backported and reimplemented features from MySQL 5.6 and entirely new features not found anywhere else. …
The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the MariaDB 5.5.31. This is a Stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelog for detailed information on this release and the What is MariaDB 5.5? page in the AskMonty Knowledgebase for general information about the MariaDB 5.5 series.
This release is primarily a bug-fix release.
MariaDB 10.0 is the development version of MariaDB. It is built on the MariaDB 5.5 series with backported features from MySQL 5.6 and entirely new features not found anywhere else.
This is the third 10.0-based release, and we are releasing it now to get it into the hands of any who might want to test it. …
MariaDB includes a User Feedback plugin. This plugin is disabled by default. If enabled, it submits basic, completely anonymous MariaDB usage information. This information is used by the developers to track trends in MariaDB usage to better guide development efforts. …
The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the following new stable (GA) MariaDB versions:
- MariaDB 5.5.29 — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads
- MariaDB 5.3.12 — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads
- MariaDB 5.2.14 — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads
- MariaDB 5.1.67 — Release Notes, Changelog, Downloads
These releases are “bug fix” releases and they include, among other things, fixes for the following security vulnerabilities:
- A buffer overflow that can cause a server crash or arbitrary code execution (a variant of CVE-2012-5611)
- CVE-2012-5627/MDEV-3915 fast password brute-forcing using the “change user” command
- CVE-2012-5615/MDEV-3909 information leakage about existing user accounts via the protocol handshake
- fixes for DoS attacks – crashes and server lockups
- These releases of MariaDB also include all applicable upstream security fixes from MySQL, such as fix for a CVE-2012-5612/MDEV-3908 and other crashes.
In end of May I told about the numbering plans for the next version of MariaDB in the blog post What comes in between MariaDB now and MySQL 5.6?. We received quite a lot of feedback and criticism on the idea of calling the next version MariaDB 10.0. Here is a little more information about why it makes sense to call the next version 10.0.
This is not news for most of you. MariaDB is not just a set of patches applied on top of MySQL. MariaDB includes features which are similar to the corresponding features in MySQL, but the implementations differ, like for example the thread pool, microsecond support and query annotations in RBR binlog. …
We’re quite happy that we’ve released four major releases that are production ready (better known as generally available or GA in the MySQL world) in the last 26 months. That is just a little over two years, and a whole lot of features. In that same time, MySQL has seen one GA release (MySQL 5.5) and we’re all eagerly awaiting the upcoming MySQL 5.6.
You’ll note that we built MariaDB 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3 based on the MySQL 5.1 codebase. A significant number of features went into MariaDB 5.3 (our biggest GA release to date), with the biggest changes in the optimizer in over a decade. …
On Friday last week, after the intensive days of the conference, Ars Technica wrote and published a nice article about MariaDB including many of the messages we had been delivering during the conference, http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/04/mysql-founders-latest-mariadb-release-takes-enterprise-features-open-source.ars.
Last year, when it became clear that O’Reilly wasn’t going to arrange the MySQL user conference in the future, there was a lot of discussion on who should arrange it. In the end Percona was pretty fast informing everyone that they had booked the convention center in Santa Clara to arrange the conference this year. …